Posts tagged Streets of Rage
Backbone Entertainment should be familiar to Sega fans as they’ve done quite a bit of work together in the past few years. They may be most known for their work on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, but they also developed the two Sonic Rivals games on PSP and the iPod port of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Well, it appears that they were interested in doing even more with Sega as a Backbone artist has revealed concept art for two games the developer pitched to our favorite publisher. One being a new Streets of Rage game, but even more surprising is a new ESWAT game. It would appear both games were turned down but it would have been interesting to see what the games would have been like. Maybe in today’s environment with Sega focusing on more digital releases, the games would have had a better chance of being green-lit.
What do you think of the idea of Backbone developing new Streets of Rage and/or ESWAT games? What would you like to see from a new game in those franchises?
Blue Goggles Films has a web series called De-Pixelated where they create live-action shorts based on classic videogames. Their most recent video takes the Sega classic, Streets of Rage, and turns it into an impressive seven minute single shot video complete with a 16-bit health bar and score counter.
It’s a pretty fun watch and Blue Goggles Films did a great job throwing in all kinds of nods to the Streets of Rage games. Especially, ones that look kind of ridiculous when acted out in real life.
In honor of Anarchy Reigns’ release this week, we’ve decided to take a look to the past and highlight 10 of the best beat ‘em ups to grace a Sega console. In the list below you’ll find all sorts of great ways to spend you time punching and kicking a variety of gang members, aliens, zombies, foot soldiers and much much more!
Hit the jump to read our top 10 list of beat ‘em ups!
Legendary Sega composer, Yuzo Koshiro, was at MAGfest last weekend to DJ some mad beats. Before the show, however, Destructoid writer, Jayson Napolitano, decided to find out if there was any hope or rumor of a Streets of Rage sequel. According to Koshiro, his team had been contacted about 10 years ago to build a prototype for a Streets of Rage 4. This prototype was quickly rejected and nothing has happened since.
Koshiro continued to tell Destructoid that if he were to compose for a modern day Streets of Rage game the music would be emotionally varied “modern club music.”
Do you think we’ll ever see a new game in the Streets of Rage franchise? What are your thoughts on modern club music?
Hi guys! Well what a week it’s been hey? Sorry this podcast is so late, this is just a one off. We’ll be back to our regular Thursday slot next week! Anyways now that I’m done pathetically begging for your forgiveness I would like to introduce to you the next instalment of The Sega Addicts Kids Table! And this episode is bigger than ever as Stevie, Josh and John deal with the biggest, most weirdest skull ever. That’s right this week we tackle Christina Ricci’s forehead.
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If you need some help wasting time today, watch this video. Popular 1990′s time-traveler CJ has a morphinominal new video up today of a Streets of Rage play through with the best 90′s centric commentary available.
He also points out some wacky things I never noticed about the characters in the game. 23 year-old Adam Hunter’s hobby is…cutting Bonzai!?
Some footage has recently appeared online of what was to be a new Streets of Rage game developed by Ruffian Games (Crackdown 2). A developer from Ruffian Games has confirmed via his Twitter account that the footage is indeed from the cancelled game and what you see is actual gameplay.
It’s unfortunate that the game got cancelled as I really like what I see from this early footage. The throwback to the original game in the arcade in the beginning was a nice treat and the gameplay itself looked like a fun 3D brawler. Enough about my thoughts though. What do you think? Should Sega have canned this project or do you think it had potential? Does it feel like a true Streets of Rage sequel?
Although the Dreamcast met its premature demise in the Western world only a few years after its release, the console’s more technically gifted fans have kept the dream alive through a vast, underground homebrew scene. The success and longevity of Dreamcast homebrew is at least in part attributed in some part to the efforts of the Dutch-based Senile Team. From 2003′s Streets of Rage inspired Beats of Rage to the retail release of 2009′s Rush Rush Rally Racing, their ambition to keep alive the spirit of retro gaming is shown in the quality of their work.
As part of the Sega-Addicts Dreamcast month, I picked the brains of Senile Team’s Roel and Jeroen van Mastbergen to get a better idea on what making a Dreamcast game in 2012 really entails. Check out their insightful tales of the world of Dreamcast homebrew after the jump.
The legendary composer, Yuzo Koshiro, will be making an appearance at next year’s MAGFest. In the Sega world, Koshiro is most known for his work on the Streets of Rage, Shinobi and Shenmue soundtracks. Yeah, those games have some incredibly good music.
Koshiro’s appearance will include a Q&A session and a full DJ set of his material during the panel. MAGFest will be held in Maryland from January 3-6.
Last month we posted on these little devils with much glee. Unfortunately, at that time of posting you could only pick up the shirts and hoodies if you were in Europe. Well, stop your crying, and stop searching for your father’s murderer because now you can pick these fashionable duds up no matter where you are in the world. Capturing styles and logos from Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage (seen above), and even Shinobi, these awesome shirts will fit nicely with any Sega fans’ wardrobe. And if for some reason they don’t, well then you should just buy a shirt for me. Check the source link for all the new available Sega-relate shirts.